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Biomass calculator launched

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24/07/2014

A scientific calculator has been developed that investigates the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity. The calculator finds that biomass, when sourced responsibly, can be used in a low carbon and sustainable way. The government’s Bioenergy Strategy published in 2012 made clear only bioenergy from sustainable sources should be used. In ...

Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2

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24/07/2014

Wind Farm Noise Assessment by XL2 One of the largest acoustic consulting firms in Australia, “Renzo Tonin & Associates” was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Planning & Industry to conduct wind farm noise assessments. The goal was to perform a specialist, independent acoustic compliance audit of three major wind farms located near Canberra, Australia’s ...

Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

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24/07/2014

The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on Australia’s economy (The Economics of Climate ...

Air pollution from road traffic can raise blood pressure

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25/07/2014

High blood pressure is linked to long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution, new research suggests. After accounting for lifestyle factors, socioeconomic status and pre-existing health conditions, the researchers found that a rise in traffic emissions of nitrogen dioxide corresponded to a rise in blood pressure of exposed individuals. Long-term exposure to air pollution has previously ...

Oil In Water Monitor To Be Installed at the New Carlsbad Desalination Plant

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24/07/2014

Fresno, CA – Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments has won a contract to install its TD-4100 XDC E09 oil in water monitor at the Carlsbad Desalination Plant in Carlsbad, CA. Because Desalination plants can be affected by hydrocarbons in the seawater, a monitor is required to protect the plant seawater intake. Using UV Fluorescence detection technology, the TD-4100 XDC is capable of ...

Global plans of action endorsed to halt the escalating degradation of soils

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25/07/2014

Urgent action is required to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources and stop land degradation, so as to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water, energy and raw materials, government representatives and experts meeting at FAO warned today. The Global Soil Partnership has endorsed a series of action plans at its plenary assembly in Rome today to ...

VacuDry® goes Australia

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24/07/2014

Middle of May our latest VacuDry® plant arrived at our customer in Melbourne, Australia. More than 250t finest, German high-precision mechanical engineering packed in 23 40ft containers and further 1.450m² timber packing found its way down under. Supervised by our “econeers” on location the installation is already on going. Also the plant is put in operation soon, so they ...

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Clean Water Initiative

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24/07/2014

Governor Patrick Quinn will sign into law today legislation that will help Illinois cities better prepare for the impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with the legislature and with Governor Quinn’s administration to develop the legislation and worked to support the bill’s passage. The legislation, ...

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